TalkinGolf

Serious talk for serious golfers

About the show

The podcast network for serious golfers. TalkinGolf launched as an online audio show way back before podcasts (or even the iPhone) were a thing. We've been on an extended break since 2012 but now we're back and creating new and interesting content each week as well as a sprinkling of some of the best stuff from the archives.

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Episodes

  • Episode 73: TGH 73: The Voice of Inverness

    September 2nd, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 39 mins
    golf, golf history, inverness club, lpga, solheim cup, us open, usga

    TalkinGolf - the golf podcast that's made in Australia but heard around the world

  • Episode 72: TGH 72: The Legacy of Willie Park Senior

    August 16th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 11 mins
    golf, musselburgh, open championship, r&a, st andrews, willie park

    TalkinGolf History welcomes the Great Grandson of our first major championship winner to the show to discuss his Great Grandfather's Legacy - the first Open Championship winner, 4 time Open Champion, brother to an Open Champion and son to a two-time Open Champion.

    The Park Legacy is not spoken with the same reverance we give to his counterpart who lived in St Andrews. On our show, Mungo Park and I discuss why the voices of the Park's have been muted by time along with the golfing history of the Honourable Town known as Musselburgh.

  • Episode 71: TGH 71: The Legacy of Tom Morris Part 2

    July 13th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 19 mins
    golf, old course, old tom morris, st andrews, the open, young tom morris

    In Part 2 of the Legacy of Tom Morris we start with the phenom of Young Tom Morris. We then weave through the lives of Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris with our historians Roger McStravick and Stephen Proctor as we help tell this wonderful tale of two of the greatest golfers that ever lived.

    Not to be missed:
    Old Tom Morris' golf design work
    His gift to Green Keepers
    The Greatness of Young Tom Morris
    and...
    Perhaps two stories about these legends that you might not have known.

  • Episode 70: TGH 70: The Legacy of Tom Morris Part 1

    July 6th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  59 mins 26 secs
    golf, golf history, old course, old tom morris, open championship, r&a, young tom

    TalkinGolf History presents The Legacy of Tom Morris Part 1. This is a two part podcast. Part 1 dives into the history of Old Tom Morris, his relationship with Allan Robertson, his rivalry with Willie Park and the Birth of the Open Championship.

    We are joined by two golf historians, Roger McStravick of St Andrews an expert on the life of Old Tom Morris and Stephen Proctor who is an expert on the life of Young Tom Morris together for the first time they discuss the History and Legacy of Tom Morris.

    In part 2 we will dive into the lives of both Old and Young Tom Morris.

  • Episode 69: TGH 69: Did Ben Hogan Win 5 US Opens?

    June 16th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 19 mins
    ben hogan, golf, golf history, hale america national open, us open, usga

    Episode #69 is a fascinating show on one of golf's most mysterious debates - Did Ben Hogan win 5 US Opens and not 4? The story hinges on the designiation of the 1942 Hale America National Open, which was held in place of the canceled 1942 US Open. Some have fought for decades to declare this event a US Open while others have scoffed at the idea.

    Author Peter May recently published a new book, "The Open Question: Ben Hogan and Golf's Most Enduring Controversey" joins us on the show to argue the case for Ben Hogan winning his 5th US Open.
    Its a great interview which ends with my thoughts on the controversy.

  • Episode 68: TGH 68: The Englishman, Tony Jacklin

    June 3rd, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 55 mins
    gold, golf history, open championship, pga tour, tony jacklin, us open, usga

    On Episode #68 we are joined by Hall of Famer, Two Time Major Champion, Ryder Cup Hero and Captain...Tony Jacklin!

    This is Part 1 of a series of podcasts with Tony Jacklin.
    In part 1 we dive into his early days playing the game, how he rose to the professional ranks and his major championship success and even failures. In the next installment we will dive into the Ryder Cup.

    Not to be missed: His stories of Ben Hogan, Peter Thomson and Bobby Locke.

    Mr. Jacklin is now a master woodworker who specializes in Marquetry. To view and even purchase his work please visit the link below:

    https://tonyjacklinmarquetry.co.uk

  • Episode 67: TGH 67: The Birth and Death of Golf in America

    May 4th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  27 mins 24 secs
    charleston golf, first golf, harleston green, kiawah island, pga championship, usga

    Our latest episode of Golf From the Fringe: The Birth and Death of Golf In America: The Story of Harleston Green, is the true story of how the game of golf came to America in the mid-1700s. This story takes place over a 60 year period from 1739 to 1799 and tells the story of America's first golfers, first golf course and first golf club and how they semmingly like the colony of Roanoke disappeared in the middle of the night.

    I can't tell you how proud of how this show came together - in my book its an instant classic.

    Soundtrack:
    "The Rise" by MRTN
    "Touch" by Mattia Cupelli
    "Forgotten" by Whitesand
    "Hidden Past" by Kevin MacLeod

  • Episode 66: TGH 66: The History of the Hyannisport Club

    April 22nd, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 1 min
    cape cod, cape cod golf, golf history, hyannisport, hyannisport club, kennedy golf, president kennedy

    The History of the Hyannisport Club in its own way is the history of golf in America. Founded in 1897, it has the unique history of having three of American Golf's Founding Fathers on its roster of archiects: John Reid, Alexander Findlay and Donald Ross. It was the golf retreat of President John F Kennedy & has been called the Hardest Short Course in America.

    Our podcast ends with golf course architect Ron Forse and the Hyannisport Club's superintendent talking about its restoration and its hidden design pearls.

  • Episode 65: TGH 65: The Blonde Bomber: Craig Wood

    April 6th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 33 mins
    craig wood, greatest player to never win a major, the masters, us open

    Episode #65 is an episode of Warren Rogan's "Sports Forgotten Heroes." Warren, myself and George Petro discuss the life and career of Craig Wood, who prior to winning the first two majors of 1941 was best known for being the Grand Slam Runner-Up Champion.

    A special thanks to Warren Rogan for allowing me to co-release this podcast with Sports Forgotten Heroes. If you love sports and love history, do yourself a favor and make Sports Forgotten Heroes a favorite in your podcast play list.

  • Episode 64: TGH 64: Antiquities of the Game, Young Tom's Putter

    March 25th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 34 mins
    golf history, the open, tom morris, young tom morris

    TalkinGolf History is proud to announce a new series, "Antiquities of the Game," where we explore relics from golf's past and use them to tell the history of the game of golf. This episode includes Jock Hutchinson's 1921 Open Championship Gold Medal and YOUNG TOM MORRIS' PUTTER that he used to win 4 Open Championships in a row. This pivotal moment changed the course of golf history, gave birth to the first ever Gold Medal, the Claret Jug and the Open Rota.

    I am joined on the show by Golf Historian and author of "Monarch of the Green: Young Tom Morris: Pioneer of Modern Golf," the fabulous Stephen Proctor.

  • Episode 63: TGH 63: The Gathering

    March 18th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 45 mins
    donald ross, golf club atlas, golf history, golf. golf design, pinehurst

    TalkinGolf History proudly presents "The Gathering"
    A golf summit of sorts at the Home of America Golf, which brought together the minds behind Golf Club Atlas, the Donald Ross Society, Kyle Franz Golf Design, Story Lounge Film Company and the Society of Golf Historians.

    Warning: Two of our microphones experienced issues so you may experience moments of static to increase the audio output.

  • Episode 62: TGH 62: The Life & Times of Ben Wright

    March 8th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 5 mins
    augusta national, ben wright, golf, golf history, jack nicklaus, the masters

    Episode #61 is the 4th installment of my sitdown interview with Masters Announcer, Ben Wright. In the previous installments Mr. Wright shared some amazing stories with us including- his friendship with Ben Hogan, how he helped put the Beatles on tv for the first time, when Jack Nicklaus shed a tear from a fellow player, how Ben felt that he had jinxed a player at the Masters, how he punched out another player and many many stories that have never previously been shared.

    On this installment Ben shares a few more stories and adds a bit of color to the stories he has shared before.

    It was an absolute pleasure to sit down with broadcasting legend, Ben Wright - I sincerely hope you have enjoyed our time together.

  • Episode 61: TGH 61: Ben Wright & the Beatles???

    March 2nd, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 24 mins
    beatles, beatles history, golf history, the beatles, the masters

    Episode #61 kicks off #MastersMarch for the TalkinGolf History Podcast. Five podcasts in 5 weeks, in our countdown to the 2021 Masters with stories you won't hear anywhere else.

    What better way to kick off this series than with a story that has nothing to do with golf - or atleast the first 15 minutes of our show has nothing to do with golf. If you are a Beatles Fan listen in for this unknown backstory of how the Beatles made their first tv appearance ever! I hope you Beatles fanatics listen past the first 15 minutes, but if not, you can skip to my outgoing message and a little more color to the story.

    For the golf fans there is plenty of meat for you as well including how Ben Wright may have cost a friend a major championship, CBS's illegal calcutta and Ben's favorite moments from the Masters.

  • Episode 60: TGH 60: The Wonderful Herbert Warren Wind

    February 16th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 25 mins
    golf, golf history, herbert warren wind, usga

    On this episode of the TalkinGolf History Podcast we dive into the profound history of Herbert Warren Wind. Few sports writers in history hold a candle to the great Herbert Warren WInd, and we golfers should cherish the fact that he was on our side.
    If you think you know a lot about the man that the USGA named its highest honor in literature after, think again - his contributions to the game will echo in golf's history.
    Our guests for today's show are Bradley Klein and Stephen Proctor.

  • Episode 59: TGH 59: The Unheralded Pioneer, Ann Gregory

    February 2nd, 2021  |  Season 3  |  31 mins 38 secs
    golf history, lpga, us womens open, usga, usga golf museum

    Ann Gregory won over 300 golf tournaments, she broke the USGA women's color barrier and for 65 years her story has been lost to the masses. Today on our show we are joined by Junior Curator of the USGA Golf Museum, Kylie Garabed who helps shine a light on the amazing career of Ann Gregory, Golf's Unheralded Pioneer.

    On a personal note: The original purpose of this podcast was to share stories with you that you might not hear anywhere else. Ann Gregory passed away in 1990 without the accolades she should have been afforded, let us honor her in death like she should have been honored in life - as a champion, a pioneer and as she might have wished, a golfer.

  • Episode 58: TGH 58: The Golf Club Without a Course

    January 18th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  26 mins 41 secs
    golf architecture, golf history, oakmont, pittsburgh, pittsburgh golf club, usga

    Golf From The Fringe presents "The Golf Club Without a Course."

    The TalkinGolf History introduced the first ever storyline podcast in 2018, when it introduced the Golf From the Fringe series - after a year off, our latest show captures the unique story of the history of the Pittsburgh Golf Club - which includes a runaway bride, a billionaire, the US President, Queen Victoria, the battle between private and public golf, the formation of the Western PA Golf Association, the creation of Oakmont, Fox Chapel and the Pittsburgh Field Club -----all in 26 minutes of run time.

    The soundtrack alone makes this podcast worth listening to, as it follows 60 years of popular music through the duration of our story's timeline.

    Sountrack includes:

    Kevin MacLeod's "Wizardtorium"
    Wizardtorium
    Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...

    Nabucco Va Pensiero circa 1840

    Johann Strauss II, "Roses From A Southern Waltz" perfomed by the Philadelphia Orchestra circa 1880

    Charles B. Ward, "The Band Played On" circa 1895

    Scott Joplin, "Original Rags" circa 1899

    Elizabeth Lennox, In the Gloaming" circa 1910

    Kevin MacLeod, "Atlantean Twilight"
    "Atlantean Twilight"
    Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/b...